Lead with Confidence—Earn Your Master's Degree with UTPA

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) is located at the southern tip of Texas—the Rio Grande Valley. It is home to rich traditions steeped in the spirit of community and growth. Since 1927, UTPA has maintained a steadfast commitment to higher education. Now, 85 years later, UTPA is widely respected for its educational excellence and continues to extend its educational reach with three distinctive online master's programs.

77,400 new special education teaching jobs are projected by 2020

NEW Master of Education in Special Education

The UTPA TEACH Grant-eligible M.Ed. online program provides today's most effective teaching methods to meet the needs of a rapidly-growing population of special education students.


1.2 million new project management jobs will be created every year for the next ten years

Master of Business Administration

The UTPA internationally-accredited MBA online program provides the leadership and project management skills required for success in today's competitive job market.


An MPA raised the average salary by $18,000 a year over a BA in public administration

Master of Public Administration

The UTPA interdisciplinary MPA online program prepares graduates to advance into more rewarding positions in governmental agencies and non-profits.


Job growth in the healthcare sector has outpaced that of all other industries in the U.S. for more than a decade.*

NEW Master of Science in Health Sciences in Health Care Administration

The UTPA MSHS online program gives you an expanded set of skills and abilities critical for any healthcare leader. The curriculum addresses current legal and ethical concerns, healthcare and quality improvement systems, organizational and financial strategies.


Medical and health services managers make a median salary of $88,580 PER YEAR -- Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

NEW Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

The UTPA MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration gives students a business administration foundation and the opportunity to explore a variety of specialized issues, such as healthcare accounting, financial management and marketing.


Why Choose The University of Texas-Pan American ONLINE?

  • UTPA is a nationally recognized Hispanic-serving institution.
  • We serve the growing diverse community of South Texas, and a multicultural, transnational online student population.
  • Our acclaimed on-campus faculty is equally dedicated to the success of our online students.
  • UTPA is Quality Matters* Certified—the only University of Texas school in QM.
  • Graduates of our on-campus and online programs go on to succeed as vital business and community leaders.

*Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer-review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses.

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NSHMBA Award For Hispanic
Educational Excellence

The only UT University
that is Quality Matters*

Ranked #3 by Hispanic
Outlook in Higher Education


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in Texas for Hispanics